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Monday, February 25

2013 Panagbenga Float Parade

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The Rio-inspired theme float of 2013 Panagbenga Float Parade.

Panagbenga Festival or Baguio Flower Festival is truly one of the best festivals celebrated in the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. The festival, which is yearly celebrated in the month February, boasts off several grand floats adorned entirely of everlasting, roses, cosmos, tulips, calla lily and more. Those small flowers create a bigger picture, a model out of the flower mosaic. And these works of arts are attractive enough to attract hundreds of thousands of speculators.

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Sunday, February 24

2013 Panagbenga Street Parade

Colorful costumes and props adorned this year's Panagbenga Street Parade.

Fun is over the weekend when the awaited Panagbenga Street Parade started earlier. A number of expected and unexpected street dance numbers were performed and thousands and thousands of flowers adorned the performer’s props and costumes. There were a lot of tourists who witnessed the parade and most of them, as I saw them, enjoyed the 2013 event.

Thursday, February 21

Let's Do The Harlem Shake Pinoy Style in Baguio City

I was stumbling upon some videos of this crazy hit unchoreographed dance called the "Harlem Shake" and I found this one featuring The Mansion in Baguio City. Whoah! That's really crazy and makulit! 2013 is the year where everyone can already dance even those with "parehong kaliwa ang paa"!

Sooner, we will also be featuring our very own Harlem Shake in one of our future travel videos--if we get crazy! For now let's do the Harlem Shake, Pinoy Style in Baguio!

*Video courtesy of the uploader.

Harlem Shake

Tuesday, February 19

Subic Itinerary: Two Days-One Night (2D/1N)

The different Subic tourist spots that can be included in a two-day itinerary.

Just like Baguio itineraries I posted previously, Subic is also a place where one day is not enough for you to get all the best of Subic. I have already posted several travel articles related to Subic and readers like you have wanted to have a glimpse of a doable itinerary for a Subic tour. For you to know more about Subic, it is best for you to have a guided city tour because you may not be able to pinpoint all the bunkers and stuff. But if you will be having a family tour to Subic and it’s really not ideal for you have a tour guide, then the itinerary I posted here may help you in one way or another. Two days and one night in Subic is already enough for you to visit several tourist destinations like Zoobic Safari, Ocean Adventure, Tree Top Adventure and JEST Camp.

Saturday, February 16

That Simple Town in Mountain Province Called ‘Sagada’

Rock formations in this small town of Sagada in Mountain Province, Philippines.

It wasn't really a planned a trip, but I did remind my friend to tell me if he’s going back to his hometown (Sagada) for the long weekend which was the celebration of All Saints and All Souls Days. Basta I told him I’m on a tight budget but I’m willing to be there for three days (not exactly three days because the buses going to and from Sagada only travels until 1 PM, the travel time is 6 hours, thus I have already spent half day for the bus travel itself). He okayed and there I went for a tour in Sagada.

Wednesday, February 13

All The Way to Sagada—Mountain Views

The cascading mountains and seas of clouds awaits you on your trip to Sagada.

From Manila, there are two ways to reach Sagada—the one that goes through Ifugao and the one that passes through Benguet. If you are stopping by the city of Baguio then you are going to take around four hours on the roads of Benguet. Another two hours in Mountain Province for a total of 6 hours Baguio-Sagada route. It wasn’t exhausting at all just because the views along the road make you realize how beautiful the Philippines is.

Tuesday, February 12

Celebrating the Snake Year on Baguio Spring Festival 2013

The dragon dance during the recently concluded Spring Festival of Baguio.
Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Baguio celebrated the entry of this year’s Year of the Water Snake via the street parade of the Spring Festival 2013. A street showcase of the Chinese community, live mascots, Panagbenga dances, drums and lyres, real snakes and candies. Just like previous parades, it offered equal fun and happiness to kids and people who have ‘sweet tooth’.

Monday, February 11

2013 Panagbenga Night Variety Show, Fireworks Display

The previous Sunday night, in tune of the Panagbenga 2013, was glittered with bright fireworks display.

Another one good day has passed last Sunday, with its “thousand flowers” which bloomed and the first ever boat race on Burnham Lake of Burnham Park called Burnham Regatta, tourists still had their calories for the night’s buffet of variety show and the speculated wonderful display of fireworks.

A Thousand Flowers Bloom | Photos

Love your environment and it will love you back.

Sunday, February 10

Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom in Panagbenga and 2013 Burnham Regatta

As soon as the "thousand flowers bloomed" so thus the activities like painting and regatta.

The Baguio Flower Festival was not only made for tourists, it was also created for the families who live in Baguio. Last February 10, 2013, a “Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio” was celebrated and it focuses on family oriented activities like painting activities, kite flying activities, Baguio Burnham Regatta, variety shows and “bring me” games.

Saturday, February 9

Komikon Baguio 2013 | Snapshots

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Komikon Event in Baguio Successfully Concluded

The different artist's works in the recently concluded comics event, the Komikon Baguio.

Just yesterday at the fourth floor of CAP Building in Baguio City, the Komikon Baguio was held. It was fun to see several artists gather in a full house event with book auctions, talks, cosplay items, cosplayers, on hand Photoshop presentation, digital painting, character design contests and book signing. I was very happy when I saw my idol comic artist under his author name “Manix Abrera” who draws and illustrates the wittiest modern way of tickling our minds through his strips. =D

Wednesday, February 6

Sagada Tour: The Mountain Guide

My wild dream of finally spelunking happened here in Sagada.

If you have never been in a place so rustic in nature, so rugged in outdoor and it’s just plain simple, then chances are, you haven’t been yet to the Mountain Province in the Philippines. When we say Mountain Province, we pertain to the province next to the Cordilleran province of Benguet. And the best offering of this province is what we call “Sagada”, a very simple town six hours away from Baguio City. The views going there is just so magnificent, how much more when you get tour yourself there?

Tuesday, February 5

Komikon Baguio to Happen on February 9, 2013

The Komikon Baguio poster
Do you love reading comic books or comics?

If you are going ask to me the same question, I definitely do. I love reading funny comics as much as I love writing travel articles for Travex Travels. Though I am not really as gifted as the others who are talented in such a way they are experts in creating visual icons and drawings, my fond of reading it enabled me to understand how illustrations work. And thus I am going to attend this very special event made for artists who are living in the City of Pines.

Saturday, February 2

After Baguio White House, It’s Diplomat Hotel’s Turn to Become a Movie

The Diplomat Hotel Ruins in Dominican Hill, Baguio City. (January 2013 photo)

There is really something in Baguio that turns this cool city to a nightmare. Not because it is a mountain city but because it is a lovely destination for haunting and the haunted. Baguio City is not just well known for its strawberries, sunflowers and the lovely Igorot people. It is also a city where you find those which cannot be found.

Friday, February 1

Ronda Pilipinas 2013 | Photos

Winners of the Ronda Pilipinas competition as presented.

Here are other photos of the Ronda Pilipinas 2013 in Baguio:

Panagbenga 2013 Opening Day: Drum and Lyre Competition and Ronda Pilipinas Ceremony

Kids from the Quezon Elementary School smiled for our Travex Travels post for the Panagbenga 2013 opening day.
Not much words to say, Panagbenga 2013 in Baguio formally opens this day. Panagbenga Festival is an annual month-long fiesta which features drum and lyre competition, lake fluvial parade, street dancing parade and the much awaited flower float parade. The former event in the list, was concluded awhile back and winners of the drum and lyre competition in the elementary departments were already officially announced. Plus the awarding ceremony of the Ronda Pilipinas, a cycling competition, happened on Lake Drive of the Burnham Park.

Baguio Itinerary: Two Days-One Night (2D/1N)

Some of the Baguio attractions ideal for a 2 days/1 night tour in Baguio.

Readers who are interested with Baguio itineraries have started sending me e-mails asking how to make a doable itinerary since last year. I answer them through e-mail but they suggest me to make a post about it. Since I live in Baguio and I know more about this place than any other cities in the country and I usually grant my readers’ simple wishes, here is a sample itinerary for two days and one night in Baguio.